Ottawa, KS

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Living in Ottawa

Ottawa is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 12,254 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ottawa is the 28th largest community in Kansas.

When you are in Ottawa, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.13% of Ottawa’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Ottawa is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ottawa who work in office and administrative support (11.34%), sales jobs (8.18%), and management occupations (6.87%).

Being a small city, Ottawa does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Ottawa overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Ottawa, 22.57% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ottawa in 2018 was $24,444, which is lower middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,776 for a family of four. However, Ottawa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Ottawa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ottawa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ottawa include German, Irish, English, European, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Ottawa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.